QAC is a national residential College that supports a diverse range of student abilities and needs. The College has been at its current location since 1903 and offers an innovative, holistic approach to learning and support. We welcome students who come to our College from all over the country – as well as many who are local to us.
We offer support and guidance for students with visual impairment, autistic spectrum conditions, those with moderate to severe learning difficulties, students with physical disabilities and those with other needs. Ultimately, we have a great mix of students which adds to the wonderful atmosphere here in College. Class sizes are small and support levels high.
At QAC your learning is planned around your individual needs, interests and ambitions. Our curriculum covers a wide range of programmes including entry level courses (Preparation for Life) and a range of vocational qualifications to level 3. We have a dedicated Employment Pathways curriculum including LEAP (Learning, Employment and Progression) programmes. A supported internship study programme could also be followed, which involves spending the majority of time with an employer in a real job role.
The College has a team of specialists on site who are able to support students, including Speech and Language Therapists, a Dyslexia Tutor, Occupational Therapy and Sensory Support, Educational and Clinical Psychologists, Healthcare Professionals (including a Physiotherapist), Counsellors, Mentors, a Visual Impairment Training Officer, Braille Tutor, Rehabilitation and Travel Trainers, and a Personal and Sexual Health Education (PSHE) Lead.
Enrichment programmes enhance the curriculum and help to develop self-esteem, confidence and independence. Our residential provision develops essential skills for personal development such as independent living and social skills.
Facilities include new buildings with the latest technology, a fitness centre, state-of-the-art sports hall, sports field, sensory room, onsite travel training area, library and student centre.